AS many of us turn our attention to Christmas festivities, Kieran Donnelly and Fermanagh footballers have one eye on the Dr McKenna Cup which gets underway in January. The draw last week saw the Erne men pitted with Tyrone and Derry in Group B and Donnelly is relishing playing two of the best teams in Ulster; […]
And so it’s three from three for Rory Gallagher’s Fermanagh, with two of those victories coming against division one opposition.
A new era commences tonight in Brewster Park. Rory Gallagher, an Erne great on the field, takes charge of his county’s fortunes for the first time on the other side of the chalk. He faces Malachy O’Rourke’s Monaghan, a side which has caused Fermanagh more than their fair share of problems in recent […]
Dr McKenna Cup Group B Fermanagh 0-19 Antrim 0-5 By John Hughes Fermanagh have become accustomed to beating Antrim in recent years, call it ongoing revenge for Baker Bradley’s Ulster Championship raid in 2013. However, despite taking on the Saffrons numerous times since that blow to the pride, they have surely never played quite such […]
It’s difficult for Tomás Corrigan to find the silver linings in the McKenna cup semi-final defeat to Tyrone.
Fermanagh will now focus on the national football league after Pete McGrath’s side lost to Tyrone at Clones in the semi-final of the McKenna cup. The sending off of Eoin Donnelly was, says McGrath a key moment in the tie.
Putting good seasons back to back is something Fermanagh have struggled to do. This team will have to learn that lesson if they are to thrive.
Longford manager, Denis Connerton, was in the headlines last week saying 40% of those he asked to come into the county panel had turned him down.
It’s been a season Fermanagh Herald Sports Person of the Month Eoin Donnelly won’t forget in a hurry.
The Dr McKenna Cup is the starting stall for the inter county season and while it is an important competition in its own right it is still essentially an opportunity for team managers to have a look at the fresh intake they have assembled.